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New Deer Hunting Rules For 2016

The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife spent three years taking input on proposed changes to deer hunting rules, and the process has finally yielded changes that will go into effect in 2016. A ban on natural urine lures and expanded opportunities for hunting with crossbows are among the new regulations hunters will get used to. We talk with Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter and Wildlife Director Mark Scott about how the department balances the competing interests of hunters, and looks out for the health of the deer herd.

Also in the program, we get an update about school consolidation from the Windsor Central Supervisory Union. We speak to Superintendent Alice Worth about plans to consolidate schools and school administrations in Bridgewater and Pomfret.

And, in the latest edition of Summer School, how to talk about the birds and the bees with your child. Cindy Pierce, author of Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World, has some tips on approaching sex education.

Broadcast live on Tues., June 30, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.